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Are You Aware of These Cyber Security Myths?

February 20, 2020 by OSYB Staff

Myths about cyber attacks abound and as a small business owner it is wise to stay on top of cyber security. All business are susceptible to cyber attacks and small businesses are no exception. Inc.com shares some cyber myths that you should be aware of:

  • Your business is too small to be attacked. On the contrary, being small in no way protects or makes your business less appealing to a cyber criminal. “According to recent research, 43 percent of cyberattacks target small businesses, and the consequences of such an attack can be devastating.”  A possible solution is to use a comprehensive cyber security program.
  • You don’t collect payment details, so you don’t have data worth stealing. That is unfortunately not true, other data is also valuable, such as names, email addresses, and passwords. This data can be used for phishing scams and can be manipulated to access other accounts.
  • Your antivirus software and firewall will keep you safe. Sadly, that is not true, cyber criminals are far more sophisticated, therefore, it is important to implement multiple layers of security and protect all points of entry.  A solution would be to invest in an automated website scanning solution. For added protection, businesses can select a scanning solution that automatically fixes security vulnerabilities.
  • External attackers are not the only cyber security threat for businesses. While you may already have automated solutions, don’t neglect your employees. Human errors are also an entry point for cyber attacks. Make sure all your employees are cyber security trained. ” In fact, employee error contributes to 60 percent of data breaches, which means it’s essential to teach your employees about cyber security.”

For full article: 4 Cybersecurity Myths All Small-Business Owners Need to Know

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